[Review] Maxxum 7D reviewed at dpreview

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Alan Browne-, Jan 17, 2005.

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    Alan Browne- Guest

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  2. Siddhartha Jain, Jan 17, 2005
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  3. Alan Browne-

    Alan Browne- Guest

    I'm waiting for convegence ... price with what I'm willing to pay.

    Oddly enough my Maxxum 7xi and Maxxum 9 still work.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne-, Jan 17, 2005
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    Brian Baird Guest

    Brian Baird, Jan 17, 2005
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    sid derra Guest

    i second that
    sid
     
    sid derra, Jan 17, 2005
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  6. Alan Browne-

    Alan Browne- Guest

    $1000 - $1200 would be fair. And I suspect it will get there in time.
     
    Alan Browne-, Jan 17, 2005
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    Brian Baird Guest

    The anti-shake does add some value, but in the end it's still a 6
    megapixel camera.

    Still, not a bad start (restart?) for Minolta.
     
    Brian Baird, Jan 18, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Brian Baird wrote:

    As long as we don't wait another 5+ years for their next effort. The 7D seems
    damned good, per the review, with a few nits.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 18, 2005
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    Mike Owens Guest

    I got a 7D in late December. I've used it mainly with my
    24-105/3.5-4.5. So far I like it a lot. Of course, so far I've just
    been playing with it to see what it can do. I got it as an addition to
    my Maxxum 7 and plan to use both. With the obvious exceptions (digital
    vs. film) switching from one camera to the either takes surprisingly
    little thought.

    One of the things it lacks, which I found annoying, was the ability to
    use the 5600HS-D as a wireless controller. Hopefully KM will fix this
    as it would seem to be just a firmware issue.

    I have tested the AS with wide FLs and it does a really good job. The
    less you shake, the easier it is for it. And the shake LEDs in the
    viewfinder are rather helpful. I plan on trying it with the 500/8
    reflex fairly soon.
    If anyone's interested I'll let you know what I find.
     
    Mike Owens, Jan 18, 2005
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  10. Yes, I would be interested to know how the AS works at longer FL's, thanks.
     
    Dave R knows who, Jan 18, 2005
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    Alan Browne- Guest

    This worries me. I was hoping that the 5600HS would work as a
    controller for off camera 5400HS and 3500xi. I received some "insider"
    info regarding the signalling used between the 7D and 5600HS (3600 too)
    flashes and it is a whole new ball game, as they say).
    Post results.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne-, Jan 18, 2005
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  12. I've been quite impressed with the results from my 7D and Sigma 50-500,
    at least while wandering about the neighborhood shooting scenics;
    haven't had a chance yet to try some serious aviation subjects that I
    really got the Sigma for...

    Bob ^,,^
     
    Bob Harrington, Jan 19, 2005
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